Chemistry

  1. Chemistry

    Wheat protein smooths ice cream

    Proteins extracted from winter wheat keep ice cream smooth by preventing ice crystals from growing.

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  2. Chemistry

    A new molecule and a new signature

    In two independent discoveries, chemists have prepared a new form of nitrogen and captured the infrared spectrum of an unusual molecule made up of hydrogen and oxygen.

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  3. Chemistry

    Viral parts: Chemists convert virus into nanoscale tool

    Researchers are decorating viruses with a variety of molecules, making the microbes into potential building blocks in electronic circuits and new materials, as well as tools in biomedical therapies.

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  4. Chemistry

    Making silicon naturally: Chemists glimpse organic substance in plankton

    For the first time, researchers have found a compound composed of both carbon and silicon within a living organism.

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  5. Chemistry

    Detonating silicon wafers can ID elements

    Researchers have discovered a way to make certain silicon wafers explode on command.

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  6. Chemistry

    New structure reveals catalysts’ details

    Researchers have created a new compound that contains a palladium atom bonded in a unique way to six silicon atoms.

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  7. Chemistry

    Compounds cool without minty taste

    Scientists have created a compound that delivers a more potent version of the cooling sensation of menthol, without the minty taste or smell.

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  8. Chemistry

    Everything Midas touched turned to rot

    Researchers have found the nutrient sources for fungi that caused the decay of much of King Midas' tomb and its contents.

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  9. Chemistry

    Foam gets its shot at anthrax

    A recently developed chemical cocktail that kills anthrax spores and breaks down chemical warfare agents and anthrax has received its first real- world trials in anthrax cleanups.

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  10. Chemistry

    New sensor can ID dangerous bacteria

    When newly created organic molecules, called TWTCPs, are attached to a porous silicon wafer and exposed to a certain class of bacterium, the wafer changes color.

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  11. Chemistry

    Chemists Try for Cleaner Papermaking

    Chemists have developed a novel technology that could help clean up the papermaking process.

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  12. Chemistry

    Bitter truth about beer comes to a head

    Chemists have figured out exactly how beers develop a skunky flavor and smell.

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